Physical Science Scholarships

Here are some of the Physical Science scholarships on our site for which you may qualify.

M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

Deadline June 1st every year. To enable women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The fellowship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed. Eligibility & Selection Criteria Applicants must: Currently be a citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. Have completed work toward a PhD. Provide written proof from a U.S. or Canadian institution that the applicant will have institutional affiliation during the tenure of the grant. Institutional affiliation at the time of application is not necessary. In selecting fellowship recipients, the following criteria will be considered: Qualifications of applicant, Status of career before break, Steps the applicant has taken to return to physics research, Relationship of the applicant to the research community, Relationship of project and award to future plans, Scholarly significance of the project, Quality and feasibility of the project design and timeline.

NDSEG Fellowship Program

The NDSEG Fellowship Program is open only to applicants who are citizens or nationals of the United States. Persons who hold permanent resident status are not eligible to apply. NDSEG Fellowships are intended for students at or near the beginning of their graduate studies in science or engineering. Applicants must receive or be on track to receive their baccalaureate degrees by the upcoming Fall. Preference to applicants pursuing doctoral study and research in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, biosciences (including toxicology), chemical engineering, chemistry, cognitive, neural and behavioral sciences, computer science, electrical engineering, geosciences, materials science and engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, naval architecture and ocean engineering, oceanography, and physics (includes optics). Recommended GPA is 3.0 and higher. Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including ethnic minority groups such as American Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native Alaskan (Eskimo or Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian). NDSEG Fellows may choose as their fellowship institutions appropriate United States institutions of higher education offering advanced degrees in science or engineering. During part of their tenure, fellows may study or engage in research or field work away from their academic institutions if, in the judgment of the faculty, such arrangements further the fellow's education and contribute directly to the attainment of an advanced degree, and the fellow is officially enrolled and earning academic credit.

Physics - Academic Opportunity Award

Scholarships are awarded to students in the following areas of study: Physics, Pre-Engineering, Engineering-Physics, and Physical Science Education. These awards are for incoming freshmen only with a minimum ACT of 23.

ANS Washington, DC Section Undergraduate Scholarship

To be eligible to receive the Washington, DC Section Scholarship, a student must meet all of the following criteria: Must have completed at least two full years of undergraduate study at the time the scholarship is awarded. Must be pursuing a degree in nuclear engineering, health physics, or nuclear-related studies. A minor in nuclear engineering or health physics may be considered as meeting this requirement. Must have a home (permanent) address within 100 miles of Washington, DC. This will be determined using a mapping program, such as Mapquest, with the White House as the "origin."

Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship

Astanza is committed to supporting those who aspire to be the next generation of technology innovators and medical providers. The Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to students pursuing education in: Physics Biology Engineering Medicine Nursing Other natural or applied science fields The scholarship will only be awarded to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 that are enrolling in an accredited college in the upcoming fall. The scholarship is a one-time award of $2,500 that may be used for tuition, books, and other education-related expenses. To Apply Application for the Astanza Q-Switched Laser Annual Scholarship is completely electronic. ALL of the following materials must be submitted for a scholarship candidate to be considered: Completed application form (available for download - see website) Scanned acceptance letter to accredited college/university Scanned recent transcript (either from high school or college) To apply, send one (1) email to with all of the above materials attached. In the email text, write a cover letter explaining why you are a good candidate for this scholarship and why you are pursuing an education in your field of choice.

AISES Travel Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA - Applicants MUST meet all of the following criteria: 1. Must have a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA). 2. Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four year college/university, or a full-time student at a two year college enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree. 3. Majoring in one of the following college disciplines at a accredited 4-year college or university: * Math * Medicine * Physical Science * Technology * Science * Engineering * Natural Resources 4. Must be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed. 5. Must be a member of AISES. To obtain an AISES membership go to

ITT Corporation Scholarship Program

Eligible Majors: Finance, Mathematics, Marketing, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Eligible Schools: UNCF Member Colleges and Universities, HBCU Schools (please check the website for the complete list) Eligible Locations: Open Scholarship Detail: ITT Corporation Scholarship Program will support UNCF and HBCU students in the fields of Chemistry, Chemical, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Finance, Marketing, Mathematics, Optics and Physics. The candidates must be classified as a sophomore or junior. Apply Online Donor/Sponsor Name: ITT Corporation Donor/Sponsor URL: Please check the website for the availability of this scholarship.

Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering

Fields of Study: Though the fields supported can vary annually depending on employer needs, in general NPSC covers the following: Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical. Location or Type of Institution: Any participating NPSC Member University or College Eligibility: NPSC welcomes applications from any qualified U.S. citizen who has the ability to pursue graduate work at an NPSC member institution. Applicants at any stage of their graduate program may apply, as long as they will be available to accept two summers of paid internship. Those who already possess a doctoral degree are ineligible. Employers may nominate NPSC fellows directly, obviating the selection process. These fellows may enroll for either a Master's or a PhD degree.

National Physical Science Consortium Graduate Fellowships

Criteria: 1. Must be pursuing a Ph.D. in Astronomy, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physics, and their subdisciplines, and related engineering fields: Chemical, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical. 2. Must be a United States citizen. 3. Must either be in your senior year with at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA OR be in your first year of a graduate program pursuing a Ph.D. OR be in a terminal masters program (your university offers no Ph.D. in your discipline) OR be returning from the workforce with no more than a masters degree. Contact Information: Students interested in applying for this scholarship should view for more information and an application form.

TMS J. Keith Brimacombe Presidential Scholarship

One $5,000 cash award scholarship will be made to an undergraduate student majoring in metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering or minerals processing/extraction programs. In addition, a travel stipend of up to $1000 is also available for the recipient to attend the TMS Annual Meeting, to formally receive the scholarship. The recipient of the TMS Presidential Scholarship will be chosen by a specially-appointed selection committee of the TMS Student Affairs Committee of TMS. The following criteria will be assessed by the Scholarship Selection Committee to select the recipients of this scholarship: - Scholarship Application - Academic Achievement - Activities in and out of school, including work experience - Leadership - Personal Profile Statement - Letters of Recommendation Both North American and international students are eligible for this scholarship; however, all applicants must be TMS student members. Students not currently holding memberships may enclose with their scholarship entry a completed membership application, with dues payment, to become eligible. Applicants must be enrolled full time in a metallurgical/materials science engineering program at a qualified college or university. Relatives of members of the TMS Student Affairs Committee or of the funding committee/ division are not eligible.

Accelerator Applications Division Scholarship

Academic Level: Undergraduate - Junior Academic/Research Discipline: Physics, Engineering, or Materials Science Monetary Award $1000 to be awarded for Junior year $1000 to be given for Senior year Total award is $2000 over a two-year period This is a one-year, one-time award and non-renewable. The Accelerator Applications Division Honors & Awards Committee will select the recipient. The proposed award criteria are: Academic performance Faculty recommendations Letters of recommendation from two faculty members Professional accomplishments and career objectives A summary of accomplishments that includes honors, awards, professional work activities, and special interest activities A description of long-term and short-term professional objectives. Research interests aligned with the Division's topical areas will be given greater weight. Additional considerations will be given to those candidates who: Demonstrate financial need Are members of an under-represented class (female/minority) Have a record of service to ANS

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